One in four Australians is overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence, but it's difficult to predict who is at risk. These three questions can help.
A key tenet of Samoan culture emphasizes community, deference to authority and confronting fears – a mindset that makes an ideal football player. But it can extract a physical toll.
Measurement and standards are at the heart of how we trade commodities and measure wealth. So what happens now that the planet’s most critical standard has been completely overhauled?
Gravity exists because the universe is full of 'stuff' – here's how it came to be.
Teenagers in Sydney and Melbourne are going on a year-long diet that involves intermittent fasting. It sounds extreme but there are pros and cons to the Fast Track to Health trial.
When it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing as a quick fix. But some foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Nuts do contain fat, but the evidence shows they won't make us gain weight if eaten in moderation. We have a few theories as to why this might be.
Most Americans underestimate how many calories nutritionists recommend they consume each day, which means maybe you can probably have one more treat without feeling guilty.
It may not be popular, but an increase in the cost of alcohol would make us drink less and consume fewer kilojoules.
The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have just been released, and here is the bottom line: Just move. Bike, walk, run or lift weights. It all counts toward your weekly exercise quota.
Diets that promise drastic results with minimal effort, or that ban whole food groups, should ring alarm bells.
The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
The proposal is very different to schemes in the US where BMI report cards are sent to parents. Instead, the data would feed into obesity research and prevention programs.
'I Don't Want to Get Thin,' singer Sophie Tucker proclaimed – an attitude that was decades ahead of its time.
Weight stigma at the doctors can be mentally and physically harmful.
Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.
Humans are much worse at guessing risk than we think we are. Now there is an app designed to help us avoid rushing toward an early grave.
For centuries, people have been trying to lose weight in all sorts of ways – including drinking vinegar, avoiding swamps and stocking up on grapefruit.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.